Articles of Note

“Artists are always being lectured on their moral duty,” says Margaret Atwood, but don’t count on their fortitude. “The pen is mightier than the sword, but only in retrospect”... more »

New Books

When critics look in the mirror. Memoirs from Lee Siegel and Daphne Merkin show that book reviewers, too, can suffer from debt and depression... more »

Essays & Opinions

“Dead of the world, unite!” urged the Russian school of cosmism in the 1920’s. How dissimilar is today’s refrain from Silicon Valley: “Immortality now!”?... more »